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May 4th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by alittlelost View Post
There is nothing wrong with a child sleeping in a crib if that works for a family. And it's not "anti ap" to use a crib if that is how everyone sleeps best.

That said, I co-slept with all my kids so far, and never had a problem that a crib would have fixed, so I wouldn't say a crib is always needed anymore than I would say it should always be avoided.

Do what is right for you and your family.

After co-sleeping with 3 kids from birth to one year, I plan to do the same again this time. We definitely won't have a crib. We will have a pack and play, though, and sometimes that is nice for naps.
i use the term"crib" quite loosely; it could be any confined sleeping device.
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May 4th, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Lainez View Post
i use the term"crib" quite loosely; it could be any confined sleeping device.
My youngest is the only one we had a pack and play for. Ironically, it's my kids who 100% co-slept until they moved to their own mattress on the floor that go to bed the best at night, no complaints, fall straight to sleep. I think maybe I moved my youngest out of the family bed too soon. Not sure. Can't go back now.

We usually co-sleep until child can walk.
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May 4th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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I don't think that if you use a crib you aren't being ap. You need to do whatever works for your family. I co-slept with both of mine until 8 months. Around then they became so wiggly and nobody was getting any sleep so it wasn't good for anybody. We moved them to cribs and they have slept better. Not that they sleep perfect now but they sleep better. I wouldn't worry about when you go on vacation your dd might adjust better to sleeping off the floor than you think. When we co-slept it was on a regular mattress with a boxspring and we survived. If you want to have something for the new baby to sleep in then get it. It is much different having 2 kids than 1. Don't worry about "rules" of ap just do what works for your family. I think that is a much bigger part of being ap than saying that you have to co-sleep.

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